Daniel Kumin

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jun 05, 2013 0 comments

How much would you pay for an A/V receiver? For a lot of people, the answer is “$899.” This upper-mid-price sweet spot has long marked the point at which AVR-manufacturers sell the most product. Consequently, it’s where they offer the most features, performance, and power for the lowest possible dollar amount.

Daniel Kumin Posted: Jan 01, 2007 0 comments

In a career spanning four decades, Sunfire's founder and chief designer Bob Carver has morphed from bushy to bald, young Turk to elder (or at least older) statesman, and iconoclast to anointed icon. Throughout, one thing neither he nor his designs has ever been is dull, and Sunfire's latest "Theater Grand" A/V receiver is no exception.

Daniel Kumin Posted: Jan 27, 2011 0 comments
Key Features
$1,906 monitoraudio.com
• Bronze BX2 ($489/pair): 6½-in (nominal) woofer, 1-in dome tweeter; 13¾ x 7 5 /6 x 10 in; 12¾ lb
• Bronze BX Center ($299): (2) 5½ -in (nominal) woofers, 1-in tweeter; 6½ x 18 1 /8 x 6½ in; 13½ lb
Daniel Kumin Posted: Jun 03, 2007 0 comments

the listWe A/V mavens tend to sneer a little (okay, a lot) at those who choose sleek, on-wall aesthetics over all-out audio chops (damn the cost in looks, livability, or length of marriage).

Daniel Kumin Posted: Dec 03, 2004 0 comments

Unlike almost everything else, the price of new home-entertainment gear moves only one way - down. While $99 DVD recorders bulk-stacked at the Quik-Mart are still a few years away, DVD recorders have already come down to match what a high-end VCR used to cost. Witness Pioneer's new DVR-320 and DVR-520H, with list prices of just $399 and $599, respectively.

Daniel Kumin Posted: Dec 03, 2007 0 comments

the listWhat if you had all the money in the world but only room for one more item on your shelf? What if you cared deeply about DVDs and CDs but not a fig for DVD-Audio, SACD, Blu-ray Disc, or HD DVD?

Daniel Kumin Posted: Nov 12, 2010 0 comments
Key Features
$1,499 (pair) Sonystyle.com
• 7 x 120 watts (1 kHz, 0.7% THD, 2 channels driven)
• Wired network-ready
• Shoutcast and Rhapsody Internet music access
• DLNA certified
•3D-ready (pass-through); HDMI audio return channel
• Upconverts analog video to 1080p format via HDMI
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Daniel Kumin Posted: May 31, 2008 0 comments

The Short Form

Daniel Kumin Posted: Mar 12, 2012 0 comments

Were we to travel to, say, Jupiter, and abduct its leading audio engineer (turnabout is fair play, after all), we might want to ask him (or it) this question: what’s the very best way to design a loudspeaker for the reproduction of high-fidelity music?

There’s no doubt in my mind as to how our Jovian guest would answer: “Active/powered!”

Daniel Kumin Posted: Jun 10, 2009 0 comments
The Short Form
$2,000 / INTEGRAHOMETHEATER.COM
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